proposed mission statement

US-IMC mission statement

Indymedia is a grassroots network committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice. It is dedicated to addressing issues that profit-driven media often neglect and hopes to empower people to "become the media" by providing democratic access to available technologies and information.

The first Independent Media Center (IMC) was created in Nov. 1999 to cover the WTO protests in Seattle. There are more than 165 autonomous IMCs around the world.

Culling content from over 50 IMCs in the United States, is a critical tool for making local issues relevant to both a national and global audience and vice versa. While participating IMCs are US based, remains firmly committed to the ideas of international solidarity and mutual aid integral to the Indymedia network.

The US IMC website features original content from local Independent Media Centers as well as content exclusive to the U.S. site. Features in the center column are taken either directly from local US-based IMCs or the open publishing newswire. Features may also be 'compilations' which typically cover an event or issue occurring in different locations simultaneously and are covered by several local IMCs. Articles in the right hand column are syndicated directly from local IMC\xB9s feature pages.

-- BradleY - 29 Oct 2004 -- from the list
-- BradleY - 31 Oct 2004 -- from an update posted to the list.
Topic revision: r2 - 01 Nov 2004, BradleY
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